September 21, 2019

Jamaica wins big at Caribbean Tourism Industry awards in New York

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From South Florida Caribbean News NEW YORK – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) proudly served as the co-sponsor for the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Dinner held on June 6th at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel. Part of CTO’s annual Caribbean Week in New York City, the awards program recognizes excellence in the promotion of […]

Zapwater Communication’s Executive Vice President Cheryl Andrews selected as the Marcella Martinez Award Recipient by the Jamaica Tourist Board

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From Miami Community Newspapers Zapwater Communications, Inc., announces that Executive Vice President, Cheryl Andrews, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Marcella Martinez Award by the Jamaica Tourist Board and Caribbean Tourism Organization. The annual accolade honors individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions through their efforts to strengthen the marketing programs […]

Jamaica starts the year with record breaking arrival numbers

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From Travel Pulse WHY IT RATES: The island of Jamaica continues to be a favorite vacation spot for travelers headed to the Caribbean. —Codie Liermann, Associate Editor Jamaica’s tourism sector is experiencing an unprecedented start to the year with record-breaking arrival figures and earnings. In just nine weeks since the beginning of 2019, Jamaica has become the […]

CHTA shares optimistic 2019 tourism forecast

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (February 4, 2019) – Caribbean tourism officials are upbeat about 2019 and confidently expect another year of positive growth bolstered by increased airlift, improved sales, ongoing investments in hotel upgrades and refurbishments, and new properties coming on stream. Speaking with reporters at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) 37th annual Caribbean […]

CHTA President hails Caribbean diversity, beauty and strength of its people

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (January 30, 2019) – President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Patricia Affonso-Dass hailed the diversity of the region, its incredible natural beauty and people as core strengths as she called for the Caribbean to be better known as the most welcoming region in the world.  Kicking off the 37th annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace, […]

Caribbean Travel Marketplace to welcome Chinese buyers to Jamaica

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KINGSTON, JAMAICA (January 17, 2019) – For the first time in Caribbean Travel Marketplace history, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) will host a large contingent of Chinese travel buyers. Twenty companies will join more than 1,000 delegates registered for what promises to be a dynamic edition of the event slated for this month […]

The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference

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From Caribbean Journal The biggest travel conference in the Caribbean is back again for 2019, this time on the white sands of Montego Bay in Jamaica. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace is headed to the Montego Bay Convention Center Jan. 29-31. This year’s CTM, which is produced by CHTA in collaboration […]

Increased airlift to the Caribbean fuels new opportunities

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MIAMI (December 13, 2018) – The Caribbean’s private sector has a unique opportunity to generate strong profits in the new year with the unprecedented quantity of airlift coming into the region. Director General and CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Frank Comito, encouraged regional stakeholders to get ready for what the association […]

Caribbean not taking full advantage of tourism’s benefits says CHTA CEO

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Market power of the region to go on full display at Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Jamaica this January MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (October 31, 2018) – Empty hotel rooms are costing the Caribbean billions of dollars in economic opportunity each year, warned Frank Comito, CEO and Director General of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). […]

Resorts in Jamaica are facing a ‘historic’ sexual assault problem

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By Tresa Baldas, From Detroit Free Press In a dark laundry room at a Jamaican Sandals resort, pinned to the floor by a hotel lifeguard, a Michigan teenage girl lay paralyzed with fear as the man bit her lip and raped her, violently robbing her virginity. When her mother found her after the assault,  trembling and holding herself in a hallway, […]